My name is Anna Palm and I’m an alumna from Central Michigan University.
Welcome to my portfolio! Here you can find articles I’ve written for The Morning Sun, CM Life, Grand Central Magazine and Midland Daily News. There are also some pieces I have done for class. I began this journey in 2012 when I was half-way through freshman year and wanted to do something exciting with my life. Asking questions, learning new things and writing about what I see and hear is a tremendous amount of fun, so I can see myself working for a newspaper, magazine or any kind of news-based company for a long time. Additionally, it’s interesting how this job continuously brings me to unique individuals and places, and makes me consider topics and issues I wouldn’t have thought of otherwise.
Some of my favorite experiences have been talking to students who sold their art on Etsy, going on a ride-along with a police officer, covering the annual Polar Plunge where people in costumes jump into the Rose Pond in the middle of February, and investigating how the administration handles sexual misconduct at Central Michigan University.
After graduation, I landed a job at The Morning Sun, which was even more amazing. My beat was education – with a city “part-time” beat – so I covered anything regarding the schools in Mt. Pleasant and CMU. I occasionally wrote stories I picked up at City Hall, mainly from the planning commission meetings. Besides having such a blast , I had a group of awesome colleagues; we were truly a team.
As a curious person, I like doing research and writing about several different things such as social issues, art and things that people don’t discuss enough, or might not know anything about. (Updated January 2016.)